XLR --> RCA cable, what cable to use?

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  1. TimDean

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    Need to make a 6 foot XLR to RCA cable, what kind of cable should I use? This is for the AVR's preout into external amplifier connection, unbalanced.

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    You should just get an adapter from places like partsexpress.com, markertek.com or even look at Radio Shack and then make whatever you would normally make. Does the AVR have RCA outs? If som you may just want to use those. No advantage to conversion.
     
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    If the receiver has unbalanced outs use them, you'll get no advantage of balanced outs if you convert to RCA.
     
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    Sorry, I need to clarify.

    The receiver only has RCA outs. The amplifier only has XLR in.

    Do I buy a RCA patch cord and put an XLR connector on? Or do I buy an XLR cable and put a RCA connector on? Or is there a better cable to use?

    The RCA output is unbalanced of course...

    Thanks Phil's!
     
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    It doesn’t matter – same result in the end. You do know now to solder, right?

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    OK, easy enough. LOL, yes, i can solder.

    Thanks
     
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    Okay, I’m going to backpedal: I think I’d add an XLR to an RCA cable, because it’s easier to solder XLRs.

    This is how you’ll probably want to make the connection.


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    If it’s an older amp (i.e., late 80s or earlier) it might have pin 3 designated as signal (+). If so, change the connections accordingly.

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    I have it hooked up as shown. Works fine. Thanks.
     

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